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It is in the public interest to appoint a special prosecutor to independently manage an investigation and prosecution based on recent developments, including [Trump's] announcement that he is a candidate for president in the next election and the sitting president's stated intention to be a candidate as well.
Found on FOX News 15 days ago
We pursue justice without fear or favor. We intend to hold everyone -- anyone -- who is criminally responsible for the events surrounding January 6 or any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another accountable, that is what we do. We don't pay any attention to other issues with respect to that.
The Justice Department fully recognizes the threat that white supremacist violence poses to the safety of the American people and American democracy, we will continue to be relentless in our efforts to combat hate crimes, to support the communities terrorized by them, and to hold accountable those who perpetrate them.
There is no hiding place for war criminals. Justice Department will pursue every avenue of accountability for those who commit war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine, working alongside our domestic and international partners, Justice Department will be relentless in our efforts to hold accountable every person complicit in the commission of war crimes, torture, and other grave violations during the unprovoked conflict in Ukraine.
In some circumstances, a respondent’s mental health condition may indicate that the respondent does not pose a danger to the community, of course, an individual may pose a danger to the community notwithstanding a mental health condition, and in those cases, the ‘ particularly serious crime ’ bar to asylum and withholding of removal may apply.
Found on FOX News 5 months ago
What we will avoid and what we must avoid is any partisan element of our decision making about cases, that is what I am intent on ensuring, that the department's decisions are made on the merits, and they're made on the facts and the law. And they're not based on any kind of partisan considerations.
Thousands of people on home confinement have reconnected with their families, have found gainful employment, and have followed the rules, we will exercise our authority so that those who have made rehabilitative progress and complied with the conditions of home confinement, and who in the interests of justice should be given an opportunity to continue transitioning back to society, are not unnecessarily returnedto prison.
Found on FOX News 11 months ago
Thousands of people on home confinement have reconnected with their families, have found gainful employment, and have followed the rules, in light of today's Office of Legal Counsel opinion, I have directed that Justice Department engage in a rulemaking process to ensure that Justice Department lives up to the letter and the spirit of the CARES Act.
The department’s career voting law experts have assessed Texas's new redistricting plans and determined that they include districts that violate the Voting Rights Act, this is not the first time that Texas has acted to minimize the voting rights of its minority citizens.
Found on FOX News 12 months ago
Look the job of Biden Justice Department in making decisions of law is not is not to back any administration, previous or present... And the essence of the rule of law is what I said when I accepted the nomination for attorney general, it is that like cases be treated alike, that there not the one rule for Democrats and another for Republicans, that there not be one rule for friends and another for foes.
This entire Chantilly Virginia debacle showed one of the weaknesses of Democratic Party which is focusing on their Trump-hate, the same kind of vitriol that they’ve been attacking Rush with since the beginning of the program … They do n’t rely on facts, they just want to smear and discredit their political opponents rather than engage them and it is starting to backfire.
The letter that we that was subsequently sent does not change the association's concern about violence with threats of violence, it alters some of the language in the letter language in the letter that we did not rely on and is not contained in my own memorandum. The only thing that Justice Department is concerned about violence and threats of violence.
This does not mean that every police officer — quite the contrary, this means that … from talking to many police officers, that they believe that it's important that there be accountability and that officers who break the law are held accountable so that the community retains its trust in the good police officers who do not break the law.
The Justice Department's commitment to a fair and efficient immigration court system, governed by due process and the rule of law, is exemplified by recent policy changes and our pursuit of significant additional resources, david Neal brings invaluable experience that will help further EOIR's mission.
The department will provide support from federal law enforcement when an abortion clinic or reproductive health center is under attack, we will not tolerate violence against those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services, physical obstruction or property damage in violation of The FACE Act.
As I stated during my confirmation hearing, political or other improper considerations must play no role in any investigative or prosecutorial decisions. These principles that have long been held as sacrosanct by the DOJ career workforce will be vigorously guarded on my watch, and any failure to live up to them will be met with strict accountability, there are important questions that must be resolved in connection with an effort by the department to obtain records related to Members of Congress and Congressional staff.
I’ve read, in the last few days, these allegations about Kristen Clarke, who I’ve also gotten to know, who I also trust, who I believe is a person of integrity, whose views about the civil rights division I have discussed with her and they are in line with my own, i have every reason to want her. She is an experienced former line prosecutor of hate crimes and we need somebody like that.
I don't care who pressures me in any direction, justice Department, if I am confirmed, will be under my protection for the purpose of preventing any kind of partisan or other improper motive in making any kind of investigation or prosecution. Justice Department's Justice Department. Justice Department's the only reason I'm willing to do this job.
Found on Reuters 7 years ago
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